Youth Health Coalition



Cochise County is an educated healthy tobacco-free community.


To encourage and support healthy lifestyles and habits among Cochise County residents through education, service, and advocacy by:

  • Strengthening limitations on tobacco products and sales to youth
  • Advising youth on tobacco harms and tobacco industry tactics
  • Inspiring community members to act

What We Do

  • Become trained peer leaders
  • Engage in planning meetings
  • Attend health-based training events
  • Plan youth health events
  • Develop presentation messages
  • Provide community services
  • Recruit others to join

Youth coalition members promote tobacco prevention messages to their peers, focus on community-wide policy change and assist at school and community events. Tobacco Vendor Compliance Checks are otherwise known as Counter Strike Youth work alongside the Attorney General's Office to conduct checks at any tobacco vendor throughout the county.

Join Youth Health Coalition

Calling on all high school and middle school students, we are looking for motivated, driven, and passionate young minds who can lead Cochise County to a healthier and tobacco-free environment.

Meetings are on a regular basis. A new schedule is coming soon for virtual and in-person meetings.

  1. Current Accomplishments
  • Successfully passed legislation to have Airport Park in Douglas become a tobacco-free park in 2014
  • Created and headlined the first annual Get Out and Play Day in Douglas to promote physical activities and tobacco awareness, April 2014
  • Conducted over 120 tobacco compliance checks with the Attorney General through the Counter Strike program to ensure tobacco sales to minors are contained in Cochise County.
  • Conducted and hosted Community Mayoral Forum for the 2016 and 2020 mayoral race in Douglas.
  • Successfully passed legislation to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 within the Douglas city limits in 2017